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Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
about the pickle that president obama is in with regard to syria. you two in the middle, the democrats know, especially you, cornell, that president obama beat hillary clinton, who was unbeatable, everyone thought, in 2008 in part because of the fact that he was an anti-war candidate against iraq. now he finds himself in a position where this could be a really serious situation with chemical weapons in syria. and there could be mounting pressure, internationally, to get involved. >> it is a pickle. because on the one side, your sort of the basically the democratic party and not just the democratic party, but americans broadly do not want troops on the ground and bombing in syria. once we start bombing, we kind of own part of the situation there. so there's a tough place. but at the same time, when, if they are using chemical weapons against their own people, the president is going to have to make the case against the american people that they have to decide their own fate. however, there's got to be rules of engagement and they've crossed the line. >> talk to me about the left. if the
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 2:00am EDT
do as they're told to kill obama care even if that means shutting down the federal government or else. fueling this is the right-wing base of the country that now commands the fears of republican congressmen far more than anything the weak john boehner can say or do or pretend to do or hope to do. here is a town hall meeting held by robert pettinger. pay close attention to who's calling the attention here. does this guy look anything like john boehner? even a little? >> real quick, easy question. this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? >> a thoughtful answer? >> i want yes or no. >> no. >> if any republican votes against it, does not get funded. that's a fact. >> it has to be signed by the president of the united states. >> will you make a stand -- >> shut down the government. >> do you think harry reid is going to pass that in the senate? >> it doesn't matter. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> i'm joined by democratic strategist steve mcmahon, and republican strategist john. it's
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
on the crisis in syria. president obama is expected to speak in a few minutes on syria. we will bring you his comments when those happen. meanwhile, within the past hour, secretary of state john kerry laid out the evidence the white house believes proves the assad regime was, in fact, behind the chemical attack that killed over 1,000 people, including 426 children. >> we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know that these were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> kerry's statement came after a national security council meeting led by president obama at the white house a short time ago. the white house released the intelligence report on last week's chemical weapons attack using the report the white house hopes to make the case for military intervention at a time when publi
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
for the obama administration to release intelligence backing its claims. we have fox team coverage tonight. fox news military analyst, jennifer griffin at the pentagon, what we know about possible tactics. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on where things stand now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. at this hour, the president is huddled in meetings whether to inch closer to military action, amid questions whether he will do something he railed against in 2008, acting unilaterally. as syrian officials -- biden joined the officials saying action is imminent. >> national security is strengthened. we will hold accountable those who violate international norms. >> reporter: two years ago this month president obama called for syrian president bashar al-assad to go. today, white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action would not be to drive the dictator from power. >> the options are not about regime change, they're about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> repor
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. president obama says he hasn't made a decision yet, but that he is considering limited, narrow action in response to the chemical weapons attack. ed henry is at the white house monitoring the situation. ed joins us now. ed? >> reporter: andrea, good to see you. after days of laying low on syria, the president let his secretary of state, john kerry, take the lead on this issue twice this week. he came out a short time ago and spoke out, went after president assad in syria by basically saying this is a challenge to the world right now to step up and lead in the wake of this gas attack that killed, according to the administration, over 1400 people, mostly women and children inside syria. but the president now finds himself in a very difficult position. this is a nobel peace prize winner, someone that ran for president in 2008 saying you have to go to the u.n., you have to get congressional authorization before you act militarily. now standing alone on the world stage, pushing basically for unilateral u.s. military action, the president seeing his reset with russia, now in tatters at the
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 11:00am PDT
of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to me, craig. president obama saying that the chairman of the joint chiefs told him he is ready to move forward with military action, and that it's not necessarily time sensitive, that if this occurs in a month they would still be able to weaken assad's military capabilities. so that is one of the things that stood out. another thing, you didn't hear president obama say he was going to call congress back right now, a
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
to enforce a red line to protect an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the nightschihift. people doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that "vogue" magazine spread won't be angu h anguished by the sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no, the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying little family people whose husbands do the scud work. war sucks. even in neat little bite-size act of war like the one that might come any day now. and, yet, and yet. how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are looking to see what the people in washington are doing. if we threaten the country, if it uses one weapon of mass destruction and goes ahead and ignores us, what worth does our threat hold against that
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
>>> fox alert. president obama announcing plans to move forward now with a military strike in syria. his speech punctuating a week of case-making from the administration. the president now calling for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking deta
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
up next. he will get on that breaking news out of the house of commons. >>> the obama administration lays out its case for taking the country to another middle east conflict. this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace. top administration officials are briefing congressional leaders this evening on their case for launching an attack against syria. secretary of state kerry, defense secretary hagel, national security adviser susan rice and james clapper are all laying out evidence the assad regime was responsible for the chemical attack last week that killed hundreds of civilians. we have fox team coverage. james rosen of the state department reports on a surprise defeat in britain. we begin with what the administration is doing right now. >> reporter: we finally reached the pivotal moment where the obama administration is revealing its intelligence. to prove the syrian government is behind the attack. they are doing that as they make their case to congress even though they are not promising votes in congress. syrian president bashar al assad remained defiant denying his
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
of first ladies, from edith roosevelt to michelle obama is live on monday night. we take your calls and facebook comments. willnday night, we conclude the encore presentation of season one will stop -- season one. span, we bring a public affair of events from washington to you. white house readings and conferences. gaveling complete gavel-to- coverage of the house. c-span, created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now, you can watch us in hd. >> a look at the unfolding situation in syria and how humanitarian efforts are being carried out. million refugees have left for neighboring countries. from washington journal, this is 20 minutes. host: joining us next is dr. ron waldman, president of doctors of the world usa, joining us to talk about the group's activities among the world with refugees, in particular the syrian refugee camp from which he has recently returned. thank you for being with us. this is a photo in this week's "new york" magazine with an article and a photograph of a camp. it is open two weeks. it is now home t
CNBC
Aug 30, 2013 7:00pm EDT
time. >>> will we or won't we? after secretary of state john kerry talks tough president obama walked things back today. is the u.s. attack on syria coming sooner, later, or not at all? the markets meanwhile are clearly rooting for no attack. any time kerry or president obama made hawkish comments stocks fell. when they were more dovish stocks rallied back. stocks finished on another down note. considering all we've been through this summer, the markets have been pretty resilient. meanwhile another conflict in washington gearing up. the fight over debt ceiling, government shutdown, sequester, taxes all that continues. meetings between the gang offing eight and white house negotiators broke down. all that and more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone i'm larry kudlow. this is the cut low report. you heard my interpretation of today's speeches. john kerry talked tough in a stroke and brilliant speech. president obama on the other hand seemed to walk it back. let's go cnbc john harwood. he's live in washington for us this evening. first of all,
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with president obama's national security team moving forward with the syria plan. in an unusually hectic friday before labor day, today saw a flurry of conference calls and meetings on the crisis. if there are any doubts the u.s. will strike despite the fact that the president insists he's made no decision. this is president obama just a short time ago. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. i have said before and i meant what i said, that the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. >> much earlier, the white house made public its unclassified intelligence report. the assessment of the syrian government's use of chemical weapons on august 21st is, 2013, determining that 14g 29 people were killed in the chemical weapons attack, including at least 426 children. and this afternoon, secretary of state john kerry went before the cameras making an impassioned case to punish assad. >> we need to ask, what is the risk of doing nothing? it matters because if we choose to live
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the night shift, people just doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that vogue magazine spread won't be anguished by this sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no. the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying, little family people whose husbands do the cut work. war sucks, even in neat little bite-sized act of war like the one that might come any day now. and yet, and yet, how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are looking to see what the people in washington are doing. if we threaten the country, if it uses one weapon of mass destruction and it goes ahead and ignores us, what worth does our threat hold against that other country deciding whether to build th
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> president obama spoke briefly to reporters shortly after kerry made those remarks. he was less emphatic, his message was similar. >> part of our obligation as a leader in the world is making sure that when you have a regime that is willing to use weapons that are prohibited by international norms on their own people, including children, that they are held to account. >> the team of u.n. weapons inspectors invest galting tigai attack have now left syria. pentagon officials tell nbc news that five guided missile destroyers are in the eastern mediterranean sea and nearly all of the targets have already been loaded into the warheads of some 200 tomahawk cruise missiles. a strike would be limited and tailored to syria's chemical weapons program. president f president obama were to order such a strike it will come without support from great britain. prime minister david cameron suffered a humiliate regbuk in parliament after they voted against military intervention. cameron says he will honor their wishes. france's leader says they are in, and he -- any american strike would also come without the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to support what may be about to be done and that is facing president obama right now. i think it's pretty clear from the words that we've heard, patty's assessment i concur with completely, we now have the u.s. saying they have no faith in the security council, condemning russia for blocking any efforts in the security council, the u.s. saying yes, there's the chemical weapons inquiry, those investigators out there, but we know what they're going to find so don't need to wait for them. i think it's pretty clear they are likely to go it alone. the chemical weapons inspectors will be leaving syria early on saturday morning. that perhaps and that's what observers here believe accounted be the last hurdle the administration has to wait for before possibly launching its open strikes. one other point worth raising, when the as he can tea of state john kerry was making all of those claims, many of those facts are very hard for us, whether we are nearby in syria or some distance away here in the u.n. to challenge, because we don't have access to that tort of intelligence information. he said when
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 9:00pm PDT
as we are a day closer to a potential show down with syria. a few hours ago, president obama sat down for an interview with pbs news hour and said he has not made a decision on syria. let's watch. >> again, i have not made a decision. i think it is important that if, in fact, we make a choice to have repercussions for the use of chemical weapons then the assad regime which is involved in a civil uh war, trying to protect itself, will have received a pretty strong signal that, in fact, it better not do it again. and that doesn't solve all the problems inside of syria. you know, it obviously doesn't end the death of innocent sieve yan -- civilians inside syria. we hope political transition can take place. we are prepared to work with anybody -- the russians and others -- to try to bring the parties together to resolve the conflict. but we want the assad regime to understand that by using chemical weapons on a large scale against their own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you are cre
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
remembers martin luther king and his dream of racial equality 15 years on. >> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we're saying in a clear and decisive but limited way that we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilia civilians. >> reporter: our white house correspondent has more from washington on the domestic considerations the pre
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> the u.s. government inches closer to military action in syria. the obama administration pushes forward, the international community is urging caution and restraint. more on the growing tensions ahead. the water of the santa barbara coast hide a secret. it has been offshore fracking even though there are no regulations and the coast was once trashed by an oil spill. pay raises and bonuses are usually reserved for rewards for doing good work that is not the case for many of the nations top ceo's, especially at a time of rowing wealth inequality. more on that later. it is friday, august 30. i am megan la paz and washington, d.c.. president obama and his cabinet are still delivering on whether or not the u.s. should become militarily involved in syria and to what extent. six jerry of state john kerry addressed the public reiterating administration rhetoric against bashar all assad. >> our concern is not just about some far off land oceans away. that is not what this is about. are concerned with the cause of the defenseless people of syria is about choices that will direct the effec
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
FOX News
Aug 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
developing overnight. >> the head of the irs the head of obama care wants to keep the healthcare plan he currently has. >> i prefer to stay with the current policy i am pleased with rather than go through a change. >> plus even more obama care waivers are about to be issued. wait until you hear who is getting them. >> he couit could be a special delivery the postal servicelook business. will it be enough to save the mailman. fox and friends first starts right now. >> good morning to you. hope you are off to a great day wherever you are in this world. we have folks overseas and the united states watching us. thank you for watching "fox & friends first" on this friday morning. i am hert nauert. >> i am heather childers. thank you for starting your day with us. we start with a fox news alert for you. an al qaeda terror threat so serious u.s. embassies are being shut down around the world. >> this will happen on sunday amid reports a terror group is planning an attack. there are few details coming in at this time. here's what we do know. the closed locations include afghanistan, iraq, israel
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
weekend. "special report" is up next. >>> obama administration puts it in writing, laying out a case for military action against syria. this is "special report." good evening, i am doug mcelway in for bret baier. we finally got a look at some of the evidence this afternoon that president obama says puts the blame for last week's chemical attack on damascus squarely at the feet of the assad regime. many at home and abroad are unconvinced military action is about saving lives and not saving face for the president. we have fox team coverage. jennifer griffin at the pentagon has the latest on preparation for battle. james rosen at the state department with john kerry's big moment on the world stage. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president on a very hot and lonely seat. good evening, ed. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, doug. a president that came to power opposing war tonight is on the verge of unilateral military action. after days of the commander in chief laying low on syria and twice letting his secretary of state take the lead, president obama
LINKTV
Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
after president obama defended the national security agency for not abusing its surveillance powers, the nsa's own internal audit reveals the agency has broken its own privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year. then we go to cairo where the muslim brotherhood has called for a day of rage after more than 600 people were killed on wednesday. >> the one thing people will not stand for in the long term is to have this kind of regressive security state inflicted upon them. once the targets of this authoritarian apparatus moves away from the islamists and starts imposing itself on other parts of egyptian society, then perhaps,e might see, once again a popular uprising against that kind of crackdown. >> we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous in cairo and p.j. crowley, former state department spokesperson, who is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
for being with us. >>> this is a fox news alert. the brits are snubbing president obama. so he go it alone in syria. >> aye. >> country, no. >> the noes have it. >> if the united states decides to lead military action in reprisal or to punish the use of chemical weapons last week, britain will not be part of that. >> i strongly believe in the need nor a tough response to the use of chemical weapons. this is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the british people does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> we've been here in 2003. basically misled. we told there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq and there weren't. it is a complete humiliation for the obama administration. here's obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and gets nothing. >> the president laid down america's credibility by issuing a red line. >> the president of the united states said for a year that bashar assad thoos go. now we're in a position to go, now they have no strategy, no idea what they're doing. >> former secreta
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 9:00am PDT
. following snowden's leaks and subsequent flight to russia president obama repeatedly expressed that he should not get in the way of u.s. and russia's relations. >> we've got a whole lot of business that we do with china and russia and i'm not going to have one case of a suspect who we're trying to extra diet suddenly being elevated to the point where i've got to start doing wheeling and dealing and trading on a whole host of other issues simply to get a guy extradited so that he can face the justice system here in the united states. >> amid bipartisan efforts to punish russia, calls to boycott the bilateral meeting to the 2014 olympics in sochi, things have changed. the white house announced the president will spend some time in sweden. quote, a close friend and partner to the united states. joining me today senior fellow at the center on budget and policy pry orpds akds an msnbc contributor, jerry bernstein, katrina van den huevel. brian grimm and nbc news white house correspondent, kristin welker. kristin, i go to you first. we played the sound of the president about a month ago sayi
FOX News
Aug 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT
on obama care and whether it will lead to a government shutdown. >>> we begin with a fox news alert. syria has agreed to allow u.n. inspectors to visit the site of a reported chemical attack. the u.n. inspectors were already in syria to investigate reports of earlier poison gas strikes against civilians. until now the assad regime has denied the inspectors access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack outside damascus that killed hundreds. a senior white house official today says there is already very little doubt that poison gas was used. secretary of state chuck hagel saying the military is preparing for a range of potential options. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. and, again, we are prepared to exercise whatever option if he decides to employ one of those options. >> elizabeth joining us live from washington. elizabe elizabeth, we're hearing from the administration. what are they saying? >> yeah, we are hearing from them this weekend. one senior official says the administration is continuing to assess th
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm PDT
.s. policy and the comments president obama made to cnn just a few days ago. i want to bring in arol lewis and scottie hughes. good to see you. she's a new by on the show since i've been here. >> brand new, brand new. >> good to see you. i want to play what president obama told us chris cuomo about options in syria, u.s. options. listen. >> if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country, without a u.n. mandate, and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work? and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take in to account. now -- >> do you believe -- >> well, this latest event is something that we have got to take a look at. >> all right. so he's talking about mandates and coalitions, international law. that doesn't sound like a man preparing to take a military action. >> it very much does or somebody that doesn't want to take military action if he can avoid it. he wants to come in with a coalition. this is very much his style, the american style in the region.
FOX Business
Aug 10, 2013 10:00am EDT
for being with us. washington has become an ent mow logical wonderland for the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence con trucks than to capture a killing of terrorists. washington -- while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to radical islamists and the war on terror. and for all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run today proved wrong yet again. you are looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovered an al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities, to fire on foreign embassies, to seize -- news of the foiled plot breaking as the united states is stepping up its drone attacks there. killing at least seven al qaeda terrorists in the southern part of the country. in the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities and 16 countries still acted tonight with no indication that the threats have in any way diminished. here is state department spokesperson jen saki on the closings and the alerts. >> our embassy remains closed. we're continuing to evalua
FOX News
Aug 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
the u.s.a. do and does president obama have a clue? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. are you addicted to the net? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. things are getting serious. 2011, 3300 people were involved were involved in vehicle crashes. actually died while using a cell phone in the car. astounding 65% of all drivers in america ages 18 to 64, report they have talked on the cell phone while driving. and there is more. 70% of sex addicts report having a problem online. the national council on sexual addiction say there could be as many as 20 million people. also a study led by the university of michigan says the more americans use facebook the worse they feel about themselves. and a study by oxford university found that too much social media damages interpersonal relationships. so, there is no question that this machine, this machine is causing an immense amount of damage all over the world. so how are you dealing with that? here are questions. do y
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
and soon. according to the "new york times" on sunday a senior obama administration official said there was, quote, very little doubt that president bashar al assad military's forces had used chemical weapons against civilians last week and that a syrian promised to allow u.n. inspectors to access the site would be too late to be credible. over the weekend president obama met with his top military and national security advisors who presenced him with a detailed set of military options including a possible cruise missile attack. the president also spoke with british prime minister david cameron and french president francois hollande to discuss possible responses by the international community. at home members of congress on both sides of the aisle were calling for military action. >> i do think action is going to occur. certainly a red line for us has been the use of chemicals against people. that has occurred. we need to obviously respond to that, but i don't want us to change our overall policy. >> i think we connect. i think we should act. i think we should act for humanitarian purposes a
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
this afternoon to deliberate once again. as for president obama, he says the u.s. has concluded that bashar assad's regime is responsible for last week's attack, and must pay a price. >> we have concluded that the syrian government in fact carried these out. if that's so, then there need to be international consequences. i have no idea in in i kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> that said the president has emphasized he has not made a decision on military action. many members of congress are not on board. today the president called house speaker john boehner after boehner sent a her demanding answers to 14 questions before the president orders strikes in syria. bainers's office said the speaker still wants answer, including the legal justification for any military strike, the policy and precedent such a response would set and the objectives and strategy for any potential action. well aware that the specter of rage lume large over d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 5:00am EDT
can come at any time. president obama said any strike would be narrow an limited. we report from washington. >> reporter: well, he hasn't decided what the to do with syria, u.s. president barack obama made it clear he will do something. even if allies like canada, france and germany don't go along. >> a lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it. >> all indications are what to order and strike missiles in the mediterranean. >> he's a thur a thug and murdee pwa hair al assad. >> releasing a summary he says president bashar al assad is behind this attack. but the u.s. also says it has proof that syrian units are responsible for the chemical weapons for three days before the attacks. the rockets were fired from government-controlled areas in 12 location cans detailed by the opposition denailed this map provided ^py the white house. >> we also foe this many disturbing details about the aftermath. we know a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed that the chemical weapons were use bid the regime. reviewed the impact and actually was afrai
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. >> white house officials say that president obama has not decided how to respond, onlt that the president has decided the u.s. will respond. and according to pentagon officials that reaction could come within days. we begin in damascus. we're joined by a freelance reporter via telephone. we are not identifying her for her safety. >> reporter: it's a very mixed reaction, some people are angry at the syrian government for letting things come to this. one woman was saying why can't assad just step down already. it's clear he has become an excuse for the west to attack us. a lot of whether they are pro or anti-syrian government, they are very worried. i hear a lot of people referencing iraq. one man who supports the strike was saying that if they hit civilian targets like in iraq or against libya, then thousands of syrians could be at risk. you know, that's not something they want to deal with in addition to what they have already dealt with for two and a half years. and then there are those that say let's say we have the strike then what? >> what has the discussion been like in damascus betw
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain tonight are saying, if there is going to be military action, it cannot be a symbolic action, backing up the president's rhetoric about a red line, it's got to be serious action that decimates assad's military. take a listen. >> do you believe that exists right now? >> i believe it is a threat to the united states. i believe that absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a response would present a significant challenge to -- a threat to the united states national security interests. >> if it's simply that we launch some cruise missiles and do that for three gayes and not have a significant effect on the momentum on the battlefield. it will have a -- an unhelpful effect. if we do it right, and
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
forward to three dozen states that the best way to keep future obamas out of the white house is to keep african-americans and young people who don't think that much about race out of the voting booth. a couple more things. got to kill any evidence we ever had an african-american president. got to get that obama care off the books. ted cruz will shut down the u.s. government to get that job done. finally, why not? let's impeach the guy. let's run him out of town on a rail. let's tar and feather him. let's really mess up that record by putting the word into the history books, there was talk of impeachment on his watch, even if they can't find a reason for it, unless it's one big fat reason everyone sees. it's the number on his back, 44. how do way get into the books that this guy really wasn't president? if we can't convince people he came from africa, can't kill the african-american vote that elected him, can't kill his historic accomplishment in health care, let's bring him up on charges. let's string him up, boys, so nobody will ever say he was president, much less a pretty good presid
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. will the united states use military force against that country and when? >> president obama is speaking out about syria. he said he's considering a military attack when he called a shot across syria. he wants to deter the use of chemical weapons. offer in his interview he also said he has not made a final decision. >> i have gotten options from our military, i had extensive discussion with our national security team. so let me talk about what's at stake here. we understand terrible things have been happening in syria for quite some time, that the assad regime there has been killing it's own people by the tens of thousands. there are sectarian arguments that have spilled over in bloodshed and escalated over the last couple of years. although what has happened there is tragic, and i have called for assad to leave and make sure that we've got a transitional government that could be inclusive in syria, what i've also concluded that direct military engagement involvement in the civil war in syria would not help the situation on the grouped. >> tonight the state department is criticizing what it calls
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 1:45pm EDT
-- obama reviews response options in attack to syria -- this is the "washington post" headline. the president met yesterday with his national security team. what are they trying to figure out? they're trying to figure out how they could respond to this redline issue with. . the president has come out and said the use of chemical weapons would be the crossing of the red line and that would suggest or that was red in the media here in washington as a warning from president obama that the use of chemical weapons would trigger some kind of surgical military strike by the united states. they are debating, i think, what to do. is it time for the united states to do some kind of military strike or how could they talk their way out of not doing that and telling the international community we can move forward with our syria policy even if chemical weapons are being used. host: given the definition of this red line, what are the options for the administration at this point in conjunction with our allies or through the u.n.? guest: we president obama friday morning in a kind of rare out s
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